The Boys Season 3 Will Now Feature A Supernatural Reunion Thanks To Jensen Ackles

the boys season 2

The Boys is so close to getting Season 2's diabolical madness in front of fans' eyeballs, but the superhero dramedy's impending return to Amazon isn't impacting the road to the already confirmed Season 3. In fact, it appears the show has cast its first all-new character for the third season, with Supernatural star Jensen Ackles signing on for the super-est reunion possible with Eric Kripke, who created both The Boys and Ackles' CW drama.

This is fantastic news for anyone wondering what Jensen Ackles would be doing once Supernatural's final season wrapped up. Production on the drama's final episodes got delayed, so there is still more from Ackles' Dean Winchester and Jared Padalecki's Sam on the way. But then after that? He's going to be a superhero...the original superhero. Check out Ackles sharing the news himself below, and without ever saying a word. (It's so Black Noir of him.)

A photo posted by on

Jensen Ackles is set to take on the role of Soldier Boy, as the music in the above video might have alerted you to. The casting announcement says that this Soldier Boy fought in World War II, and served as the world's first celebrity Supe, which cemented his status as an American icon for years and years. I can already picture Jensen Ackles in whatever red, white and blue costume they fit him into; I'm sure lots of people can, and were already doing it long before this news happened.

The reason why I worded it as "this Soldier Boy" above is because there are multiple Soldier Boys within the canon of The Boys comic book from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. One of which is a bit of a saucy problem for Homelander, but from the way the description puts it, and from what Eric Kripke says below, it does indeed sound like Jensen Ackles will be playing the original WWII vet version of the character. (Unless he isn't, because twists!)

Here's what Eric Kripke had to say in The Boys' casting announcement.

When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment. I’m happy to say that dream has come true. Jensen is an amazing actor, an even better person, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the very first Superhero, he’ll bring so much humor, pathos, and danger to the role. I can’t wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of Supernatural to The Boys.

Now here's what I'm waiting for, now that we know where both Supernatural stars are heading next. I want Jensen Ackles' Soldier Boy vs. Jared Padalecki's Walker: Texas Ranger, with the legendary Chuck Norris as the ref. Surely some fans out there can mock up some art to that effect, right?

It was only recently when The Boys finally revealed another new character heading to cause chaos in Season 2, since only Aya Cash's gender-swapped Stormfront had previously been announced. Fans can look forward to meeting X-Men vet Shawn Ashmore as the mysterious Lamplighter, which will likely make life hellish for both The Seven and The Boys in Season 2.

The Boys Season 2 is set to kick off on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, September 4, at 3:01 a.m. ET, with the first three episodes being released, followed by weekly episode premieres. Be sure to check out our Fall 2020 TV premiere schedule to see what else is coming.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native and an Assistant Managing Editor with a focus on TV and features. His humble origin story with CinemaBlend began all the way back in the pre-streaming era, circa 2009, as a freelancing DVD reviewer and TV recapper.  Nick leapfrogged over to the small screen to cover more and more television news and interviews, eventually taking over the section for the current era and covering topics like Yellowstone, The Walking Dead and horror. Born in Louisiana and currently living in Texas — Who Dat Nation over America’s Team all day, all night — Nick spent several years in the hospitality industry, and also worked as a 911 operator. If you ever happened to hear his music or read his comics/short stories, you have his sympathy.